Skip to comments.O.C. Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Sending Funds to Terrorists
Posted on 03/30/2013 12:40:10 AM PDT by Cindy
Snippet: "An Orange County pharmacist who admitted to wiring $2,050 to Pakistan to be used to fund terrorist activities was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison."
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Orange County Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Providing Material Support to Terrorists by Sending Money to Pakistan to be Used in Attacks Against U.S. Forces Overseas
U.S. Attorneys Office
March 29, 2013
SANTA ANA, CAA Turkish citizen who resides in Orange County was sentenced this morning to five years in federal prison after admitting she provided material support to terrorists by wiring money to Pakistan to help fund attacks against American military personnel.
Oytun Ayse Mihalik, 40, of La Palma, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, was sentenced by United States District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker. Mihalik pleaded guilty on August 10, 2012, to one count of providing material support to terrorists. When she pleaded guilty, she specifically admitted that she provided money to an individual in Pakistan with the intention that the money would be used to prepare for and carry out attacks against United States military personnel and other persons overseas. Using the alias Cindy Palmer, Mihalik sent a total of $2,050 in three wire transfers to the person in Pakistan over the course of three weeks at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011.
International terrorists require a steady pipeline of money to maintain and support their operations, said United States Attorney André Birotte, Jr. The defendant in this case knowingly and deliberately made wire transfers to fund terrorist operations overseas, where contributions like these could have a significant and devastating impact on American interests.
Mihaliks support for terrorism was knowing and intentionalnot the product of undue influence or misguided good intentions and not aberrant conduct, federal prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo. In fact, as [Mihalik] herself told the FBI shortly after her arrest, she believed [the person in Pakistan] was a member of the Taliban and al Qaeda, and she knew he was using the money for mujahadin operations against American military forces in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
The FBI is committed to the prevention of terrorist attacks targeting the United States, said Bill Lewis, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBIs Los Angeles Field Office. Through the partnerships of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, we will continue to hold accountable those who support terrorist causes by financing operations that target Americans and her interests.
Mihalik has been in federal custody since she was arrested on August 27, 2011, as she was preparing to board a flight to her native Turkey with a one-way ticket. As part of this case, Mihalik agreed that the United States can take away her immigration status and that she will be removed from the United States to Turkey after serving her prison sentence.
While the sum of money involved in this case may not seem substantial, theres no doubt the funds this defendant sent overseas would have covered the cost of an attack on U.S. soldiers, said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for HSI Los Angeles. Money is the mothers milk of terrorism, and we will move aggressively against those who provide financial support to groups and individuals bent on harming the U.S. and its allies.
The case against Mihalik was investigated by the FBIs Joint Terrorism Task Force. The JTTF includes special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations, as well as investigators with the Orange County Sheriffs Department.
GOOD! Hopefully they’ll throw her a** back into Pakistan afterwards, though I don’t hold out much hope.
Five years isn’t enough.
What comes immediately to mind would be any government contributions via foreign aid or any other kind of aid to Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, South Africa, Saudia Arabia, Jordan, Anyone using the word Palestinian, the list is endless and we already know that money streams are the mechanism, so I would think the FBI would be extremely sensative, to large sums of money given by either the executive or legislative branches of Government.
As part of this case, Mihalik agreed that the United States can take away her immigration status and that she will be removed from the United States to Turkey after serving her prison sentence.
What’s the difference in what this woman did and what Obama has been doing for the last 4 years???!!!
Amen Brother: That is my question.
Obama has been sending them money for years.
Not a paltry $2,000 bucks either.
Throw her ass out!
There is no reason we have to keep a criminal of foreign origin in our country.....send them HOME!
That is a slap on the wrist. She should be hung for treason.
Exactly, no difference. At some point it will become impossible to rationalize supporting the U.S. government in any war at all, and we’re damned near that point now. Anyone signing up for the military today is on their own.
Only the president and state department are allowed to send money to fund terrorist groups. I think she was prosecuted for thinking small. Now if she sent $2.5 million, now she’d be spending this summer in Martha’s Vineyard with the president livin large and eating ice cream cones.
I HOPE SO! I was wrong about were she came from....oops.
More likely they send her to Mexico, she sneaks back in 2 months, and becomes untouchable...
So when Barry Sotoro Barack Hussain Obama sends 200 Million, he is due 2000 years in prison?
Excellent point - and all too true!
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